Archive for July 14th, 2016

Has China lost control of its first space station?

Posted in Space on July 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Has China lost control of its first space station?

Data compiled by an amateur satellite tracker suggests China may have lost control of its first space station – Tiangong-1 – and China might not be able to properly deorbit the space lab and bring it back to Earth in the ocean or in an unpopulated area.

Tiangong 1 drawing
By Craigboy (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Charles de Gaulle to rejoin fight against ISIL

Posted in Navy on July 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on Charles de Gaulle to rejoin fight against ISIL

French President Francois Hollande announced on Jul. 13 that aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will be deployed this fall to fight ISIL.

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Photo: French Navy
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F-35C to go on board USS George Washington for 3rd round of testing

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The carrier-borne variant of the F-35 will be out at sea next month aboard USS George Washington off the East Coast of United States for the third round of developmental tests.

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By CVN 68 (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1648898) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-15s, F-16s from Kadena, Misawa heading to Malaysia for Cope Taufan 16

Posted in Air Force on July 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on F-15s, F-16s from Kadena, Misawa heading to Malaysia for Cope Taufan 16

Pacific Air Forces will be dispatching F-15s from 44th Fighter Squadron, 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan and F-16s from 13th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan to Malaysia next week for exercise Cope Taufan 16.

44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle takes off at Kadena Air Base
By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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North Korea expected to carry out full-range test of KN-11 within a year

Posted in Space on July 14th, 2016 by alert5 – Comments Off on North Korea expected to carry out full-range test of KN-11 within a year

At a briefing organized by 38 North, Joseph Bermudez, co-founder and chief analytic officer of AllSource Analysis, said he expects North Korea to carry out a full-range test of its submarine-launched ballistic missile – KN-11 – within a year.

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Photo: Rodong News
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